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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Apple Time!

The topic everyone is talking about here in Alexander County is the heatwave we are still experiencing. Fall is …

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Honey Bee Swarms

Honey bees often swarm in the spring and early summer when their population increases rapidly and conditions inside the …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the County Administration …

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Feeder Calf Grading Workshop

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Harward Brothers Livestock Market, 2207 Turnersburg Highway, Turnersburg, NC Please RSVP to …

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2019 NC Agritunity Conference

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Join us for an on-farm session to experience hands-on pruning for different age blueberry plants. Other blueberry management practices …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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Small Fruit Plant Sale

Now is the time to order your fruit trees and plants. The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center are now …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …

Bunch Grapes in the Home Garden

Grapes are welcome summer treats that can be eaten fresh, processed into jellies, jams, juice …

Home Garden - Asparagus Production

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

Red raspberries are some of the most sought after small fruits in the state. The …

Florida betony rhizome and tubers

Casoron (dichlobenil)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

Land Application of Municipal Sludge: Advantages and Concerns

This factsheet explains how proper land application of municipal biosolids can protect public health and …

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Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).